Issue no. 637 (7 April 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Professional Skepticism e-Learning  

Professional skepticism is often perceived as the cornerstone of audit quality especially since the business environment is getting ever more complicated. This online course aims to enhance your ability to apply skeptical thinking to audit work.

Taxation Faculty seminar re strategies on using trust
Come to the Taxation Faculty seminar on 27 April to learn more about the tax implications of trusts, their setup procedures, structures, pros and cons.

2017 PRC CPA exam
The PRC CPA Uniform Examination is now open for enrolment until 28 April. Eligible HKICPA members may apply for exemption from four papers. For enquiries, please contact CICPA Hong Kong office.

IT series
The IT series between May and July will discuss how cloud technology can facilitate integrated business planning and how to design and implement a cloud strategy for SMEs.

New compliance and corporate finance courses
Four new e-learning courses on compliance and corporate finance are added under the e-Series. To delve deeper into the subjects, you may also take these courses together with the follow-up face-to-face seminars at a discounted price.

Investor relation awards
As a supporting organization of the HKIRA 3rd IR Awards, the Institute invites you to vote in the Awards to recognize the best IR practices. +

Enrol in the workshop on 24 April to learn how to collaborate with colleagues of different personalities by understanding their psychological preferences. +
Enrol in the seminar on 20 April to learn the latest development in Know Your Customer requirements and account opening in the banking industry. +
Golf days in May

Sign up for golf days on 6, 17 or 27 May to practise your swing with fellow members before summer hits.


Classes of Cha Cha Cha and Rumba styles, at the elementary level, will start on 20 April. Join now to explore the fun of Latin dance.

IASB March podcast

This 20 minute podcast featuring the IASB chair and vice-chair summarizes the key topics arising from the IASB's March meeting.

Invitations to Comment

The Institute issued invitations to comment on IASB Exposure Draft ED/2017/2 Improvements to IFRS 8 Operating Segments (Proposed Amendments to IFRS 8 and IAS 34) and IASB Discussion Paper DP/2017/1 Disclosure Initiative – Principles of Disclosure. Please submit your comments by 9 July 2017 and 4 August 2017, respectively.

Institute's comments on IAASB Discussion Paper

The Institute provided comments on the IAASB's Discussion Paper Exploring the Demand for Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements and Other Services, and the Implication for the IAASB's International Standards.

Bowling league awards

Congratulations to the top winning teams of the winter league, Kuma, Flash and Blaze, who received awards on 26 March. KH Ng and Ivy Kwok won the awards for high series, while David Ma and Cecilia Poon took home prizes for the most improved players. Click here to see photos.

Discount offer

Hong Kong Dance – Discount on tickets of Grand Dance Drama L’Amour Immortel at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre showing from 9 to 11 June. +


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